is really no guarantee that we would not see another sandy hook. >> reporter: there isn't. imagine if all these things the president wants were in place. there is still no guarantee we would not have had a sandy hook because of the access to guns, you can steal people's guns, take other people's guns, a family member's guns, mental health issues involved and the president was candid in saying that. his point, if we can save one life by doing these things, which he calls common sense, which the nra calls an affront, we should do that. we'll get a test here. is this focused temporary, magnified because of the tragedy of sandy hook and aurora, perhaps, or will it last? will it last? is there a change in our politics? if you look around the country now, since 2000, democrats have been very timid on guns, including president obama, as you noted. they thought the al gore defeat in tennessee, in west virginia, in other places had at least something to do with his efforts to back that assault weapons ban and they have been very timid. now if you look, joe biden, thinking about 2016, governor o'malley of maryland, thinking about 2016, governor cuomo of new york thinking about 2016.